great ideas, imp... thanks for the suggestions.
the plant on the right is bacopa, and i'm planning on letting it fill out some more, then using it from the back right corner, and tapering down in height to the middle, like I'm trying to do on the left. The idea is the way overdone "bowl" shape. the other "similar" plant to the bacopa is lysimachia, and while it is probably a little too similar to bacopa, I'm really enjoying the way it's weaving around the driftwood... the color and texture are really nice too.. I just wish I could come up with a way to keep it in the same place without tossing the bacopa (it's growing better than anything else in the tank besides the ludwigia repens and the chain sword.
plans for the immediate future:
chain sword is being replaced by blyxa japonica and dwarf hairgrass. stargrass on the right is already replaced with d. diandra (fine pink leaves in front of the green round ones helps take the edge off the bacopa). I also have some ludwigia inclinana "cuba", a single stem of macandra, and some aromatica that are almost imperceivable in that pic that will grow in and find homes somewhere in the scape (right now they're just out front where they're not shaded by the taller plants, so they can grow uninhibited). my ludwigia brevipes and ludwigia glandulosa are coloring up even more since the photo was taken, and will be trimmed and repositioned in a more pleasing setup soon, too. i have to jump on the bandwagon with the method of cutting nitrates, boosting iron and traces, and upping P a bit for reddish plants. They look like totally different species now that I'm giving them what they want.
Eheim Pimp #171
55 gallon jungle in progress
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